Truckin', Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Mississippi Half Step, Black Throated Wind, Don't Ease Me In, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Promised Land, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Playin' In The Band Bertha-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Brokedown Palace, Me & My Uncle, Ramble On Rose, El Paso, He's Gone-> The Other One-> Me And Bobby McGee-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away
flac16; Primary Source: SBD> MR> DAT> CDR> WAV> SHN; patches and missing track from Unknown audience > C > ? > DAT >WAV > FLAC (level 8); AUD material courtesy Uli Teute via Jim Powell; via Chris Ladner?
July 13, 2013 Subject:
Good show, great tape
This is the band with a lot energy. Bob's guitar--often an issue for me--is mostly great if not a little hot at times. El Paso is an example of how nice Bob's voice can be when he's not over-singing. The highlight for me is Ramble on Rose. Best and nastiest version I've heard. Jerry's strat is mean and the band is syncopated beautifully. Jerry's "yeah" at 5:08 is triumphant. Play it LOUD on the freeway. Skip China Cat; Bob doesn't hit the high B note--not even once.
June 9, 2013 Subject:
great week of Dead
Bobby and Phil are really tight. This show has a spectacular Other One. Greatest Story and He's Gone are very nice. I mean this is first rate playing, but keep in mind the night before is where Jerry is golden.
August 20, 2009 Subject:
Get this show!
What a hidden gem that gets overshadowed by other fine '72 shows (and auds). Either skip or grit your teeth for the auditory debacle of the first two tracks and then prepare to totally trip over this recording. A pretty standard but well played early first set and then it closes with a sweet China/Rider and a freaking awesome Playin that cooks for 20 minutes. Whatever got into the boys late set carries over to a long and delicious second set that is one long highlight reel. Download, kick back and dig it. If there were more stars I'd give 'em. Peace
July 31, 2007 Subject:
This is a fantastic show. Great to listen to at work
August 6, 2006 Subject:
the performance is amazing, but too much bob in the mix
i love bobby's guitar playing - especially in the early 70s - but IMHO, the mix is way too bob-heavy here. it's too bad too because the setlist is awesome and the musicianship is top notch.
January 16, 2006 Subject:
The absolute best sound I've heard off this wonderful site after the first two cuts. Good folks: I love 9-27. But, IMHO, this show outshines it. No joke. The best China of '72 for Bob's great and long intro. My first show was RFK. Man, to have been along for the ride in '72!
The boys were major, major on this night. Click that mouse! :)
Sound: 5 stars. Playing: 5 stars.
October 5, 2005 Subject:
Good and Bad
You know...I am not typically a snob when it comes to the occasionally weird edits of shows, but the cuts and the lack of vocals on Loser are really painful...especially when you are kickin' it to Rider...and then...BAM! You lose the jam, and no matter where the remainder of the jame exists, it cannot make up for the loss of flow. The quality is great, but I would suggest 9/21 for a better, more cohesive, just as good quality show!
April 25, 2005 Subject:
Glad to be the first
This show, and in particular, this source, are MUST HAVE DISCS!!
While the AUD segments are pretty awful, and Loser has no vocal track for 5:40 or so, once the SBD kicks in, look out! The first set includes a rollicking Half-Step, a bouncy, fun Tennessee Jed, a scorching Promised Land, and an absolutely uproarious China > Rider. Only to resume on disc 2 (end of set 1) with another - ho-hum - 20+ minute Playin spectacular
Set 2 doesn't let up either; in fact, I'd go as far as to say this show is superior to the DP from the night before. A rocking Bertha > Greatest kicks things off, and Brokedown, Ramble On and others are well-played. But it's not until He's Gone that things spark again. But ahhh, by disc 3, the band decides to completely take over for the next 70 or so minutes. Dynamically doodling, the boys tinker on the theme for a few minutes before Lesh unleashes the monster and launches the Other One. Launch it indeed, into the stratosphere. This version GOES PLACES, Jerry is off the charts here! Somehow they settle into Bobby McGee before tightly maneuvering right back into the finish of the Other One. Amazing! A tasty somber Wharf Rat gives way to a Sugar Mags that I place in the top 5 I've ever heard. Jerry is just all over the place on this, absolutely incredible!
And now this version does us the honor of putting the NFA > GDTRFB > NFA scorcher of a finale back where it belongs, at the end of the show...